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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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Hi, Im trying to delete a virtual disk but i got this message
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These are all the alarms that I got.

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Please Help, I am really new on all this storage thing :(
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What does it mean to be "Always On"?
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What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

I was off and running with what I thought was a great solution to my backup problem. Unfortunately, I didn't consider reboot.

My "Virtual Drive" was assigned drive "D". Following a Windows update and reboot last night, Drive D is no longer visible. My Storage Spaces is comprised of 2 8TB external drives.

Is there a way to recover from this without starting over? And why would anyone even use this feature if it won't survive a reboot?

Ideas anyone?
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We have Yosemite backup going on our Ultrium 5 tape drive, yesterday we tried to restore some file from it for first time and initially it showed the file on the tape and now under the devices it says Invalid-Device not ready whereas the tape drive is connected and checked the connection using HP utility and it showed all good. what could be the cause to this?
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If the USB Flash Drive is big enough, can you partition it? Example, make a USB bootable, have a folder with documents etc?
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Veeam Backup and Replication version 9.5
Windows Server 2008 R2
Server is a domain controller
Backup completes either "successfully" or with a warning (mentioned in Question Title), however only 9GB out of 32GB are transferring
Have tried with "Guest Quiescience", "Guest File System Indexing" and "Application Aware Processing" both enabled and disabled as suggested in forums
No errors in event log
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I recently purchased 2 of Seagate's newer releases - Seagate Expandable 8tb external drives to back up my media. I was using Amazon Drive, backing up to the cloud but their prices increased by a factor of almost 10 so I started looking for alternatives.

My Backup software (iDrive) only looks at one drive at a time which my media won't fit on so I'm looking for a "Volume" solution where you can group multiple backup drives but have it "appear" to Windows 10 as only one drive.

That brought me to the subject of "Spanning" drives. A term I was completely unfamiliar with, but from it's description, sounded exactly like what I was looking for so I thought I'd give it a try.

Using Disk Manager:
Step 1 in the process is to delete the existing volume.
Step 2 in the process is to right-click on the volume and select "Spanning".
Step 3 in the process is to select the drive(s) you want to include.
Step 4 you are presented with a screen informing you are about to convert your discs to "Dynamic". It's not optional. You either convert or cancel the process, so I selected to continue.

I then received a message the process failed. "Devices don't support this action" or something along those lines.

From that point on, my drives became inoperable. Device Manager could see them but Disc Manager could not. Nothing I tried would bring them back into Disc Manager. Even using the Cmd line approach, they were not identified.

I have 2 new drives coming later in the week but for …
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Microsoft advises me that backing up a Windows 10 computer to achieve full restore, if required, is best done with an external hard drive that contains an app designed for this purpose.

Experts, please, identify and comment on external hard drives that contain the app.

The external hard drive must be able to store and restore everything needed for Windows 10 to be installed on a new internal hard drive that is a replacement for its predecessor that totally failed.

Thanks

Gordon
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The drive has a System reserved partition of 100 MB and the other partition that has the Windows operating system.

Do you mark the system reserved partition as the boot partition or the partition that actually has the OS?

How do you set these parameters on an OS drive w a reserve partition.

System, Active, Boot, Primary

Right now when I try to boot off of it, it complains it cannot find winloader.exe.

Thanks so much,

Steve
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I have a system that I built myself with a GigaByte mother board.

I set the BIOS to have boot order be the USB Thumb Drive and then the CDRom but it just goes right by them into the Windows Boot disk.

I have booted from them before so I believe that they are good but just goes right by them.

I need to boot into Norton Ghost 15 recover to restore my system after a Samsung SSD failure.

I am going to try and build another CD boot disk, Link to good procedure would be awesome.

Is there a utility that can manage the boot or a known good boot iso image that I can download?

See photos of Bios Setting attached.Booting-to-Usb-fails.pdf

Thanks,

Steve
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My Azure backup has failed on one of my Servers - Main File Server

Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent was unable to create a snapshot of the selected volume. Please try the operation again. If the issue persists, please contact Microsoft support. (0x186C2)      

I am able to manually create a Volume Shadow Copy
Volume Shadow Copies are working automatically and correctly
Shadow Copies are set to "No Limit"
The Server has had a couple of reboots
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On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era
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On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

We recently took a new client that uses Novell Netware 4.1 and we want to make full backups of their system as it has a lot of custom made programs that are not able to be replaced directly. What is the best way to get full backups of the entire system?
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Hi,

I have a "used tape" in Tivoli that I checked out about a month ago and would like to re-use or overwirte data on it. When I load using cmd:
Checkin libvol ts3100 search=b checkin=scratch or private waittime=0 it first failed and I checkout again and checkin again and it was successfully checked in. When I do cmd: q libvol the tape is not showing.  How do I make it show as a "Scratch" tape to be used again???
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Hi every one:

i have the following tapes in tsm and i need to recover space to make scratch tapes. please can you help me with this. im out of  new scratch tapes to load. thanks in advance,

BTSM_IBM       GO1628L5        Private                             Data          4,126
BTSM_IBM       GO1629L5        Private                             DbBackup      4,119
BTSM_IBM       GO1630L5        Private                             Data          4,123
BTSM_IBM       GO1631L5        Private                             Data          4,127
BTSM_IBM       GO1632L5        Private                             DbBackup      4,120
BTSM_IBM       GO1636L5        Private                                           4,133
BTSM_IBM       GO1638L5        Private                                           4,138
BTSM_IBM       GO1639L5        Private                                           4,134
BTSM_IBM       GO1643L5        Private                             Data          4,131
BTSM_IBM       GO1644L5        Private                             Data          4,140
BTSM_IBM       GO1655L5        Private                             Data          4,106
BTSM_IBM       GO1656L5        Private                             Data          4,113
BTSM_IBM       GO1657L5        Private                             Data          4,109
BTSM_IBM       GO1660L5        Private                             DbBackup      4,104
BTSM_IBM       GO1663L5        Private                            
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Hello experts,

Am I able to promote a 2012 r2 Storage Server to a domain controller?
I have run into a issue that I have two virtual domain controllers currently over shared storage and they are not serving our domain well at all and are very slow, I need a physical host.  I have one that was purchased as a file server but we are not actually using it for that, it came with 2012 R2 Storage Server.  

Thank you,

Karen
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Hi everyone.
                        i have a recursive error on a daily backup.

06/23/2017 13:24:25 ANS5216E Could not establish a TCP/IP connection with address 'VWSAPASTSMSRV01:1500'. The TCP/IP error is 'Unknown error' (errno = 10061).
06/23/2017 13:24:25 ANS9020E Could not establish a session with a TSM server or client agent.  The TSM return code is -50.
06/23/2017 13:24:31 ANS5216E Could not establish a TCP/IP connection with address 'VWSAPASTSMSRV01:1500'. The TCP/IP error is 'Unknown error' (errno = 10061).
06/23/2017 13:24:31 ANS9020E Could not establish a session with a TSM server or client agent.  The TSM return code is -50.


i think it could be the 1500 port, but  there is no firewall between server and client.

Any idea?

Thanks in advance.
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We are using EMC VNX 5300 which is running out of space. It also hosts CIFS shares which are heavily nested. Plan is to add another DAE, have quota enabled file system and move CIFS shares to the newly allocated space. Any suggestions on how this can be achieved with minimal efforts.

As per understanding:
1. Add new DAE via Unisphere.
2. Create a new storage pool. (RAID 6+2)
3. Provision new LUN and create volume.
4. create file system.
5.create mount point and mount on datamover.
6. create quota trees.
7. Create cifs share.
These parameters to be identical to the existing file system from which data will be copied. And,

If this looks okay, any inputs on next procedures..  Thank You!
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Hi Experts,

We are running nightly onsite backups for our server (DC + File Server) using Veeam, and I want to store an offsite copy of these backups on AWS. What AWS Service should i go for? Do you have any documentation or KBs i can refer to for setting this up?
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This question may not make sense at all but would like to still give it a go:

what are the risks our EMC VMAX SAN to ransomwares & how are the attacks/
infections likely to occur?

Our MS Exchange's huge partitions are on SAN as well as our servers' database
& applications partitions.  Our PCs/laptops don't use SAN.

I can see the largest malwares & ransomwares being blocked is via our emails
(in thousands or tens of thousands monthly) compared to only a hundred or
less being blocked by endpoint AV & proxy : so how is this translated to our SAN?

A very unique question from our management.

So how do we mitigate ransomwares risks to SAN?  Just by endpoint AV & our
email filtering (which we use Proofpoint which reported tons of ransomwares
& ransomware downloaders being blocked monthly)
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We have a user that uses winzip 9 and wanted to know if that apps one can disable the error messages that keeps popping up on certain files being extracted (see pix below for sample).

 2long
Is  there a way to disable this message and leave the winzip extracting without any interruption?

If winzip cannot  do it, any other apps that can read a winzip file and extract it uninterrupted?
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Windows Server 2016: All you need to know
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Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

hi everyone:

im taking a backup on a wintel 2008 server and the dsm.sched show me this:

07/04/2017 08:56:08 Successful incremental backup of '\\vxxxxxxxxxx\d$'

07/04/2017 08:56:23 --- SCHEDULEREC STATUS BEGIN
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects inspected:      105,123
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects backed up:          520
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects updated:              0
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects rebound:              0
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects deleted:              0
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects expired:            487
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects failed:               7
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of subfile objects:              0
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of bytes inspected:           1.47 TB
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of bytes transferred:       404.22 GB
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Data transfer time:                    5,091.32 sec
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Network data transfer rate:           83,251.54 KB/sec
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Aggregate data transfer rate:         15,834.58 KB/sec
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Objects compressed by:                        0%
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total data reduction ratio:               73.27%
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Subfile objects reduced by:                   0%
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Elapsed processing time:               07:26:08
07/04/2017 08:56:23 --- SCHEDULEREC STATUS END
07/04/2017 08:56:23 ---
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We are trying to extract from old Windows backup set data  that we need.   However, we noticed that there are backups with extensions *.bkf and backups that starts with the pc name and subfolder with backups (see  below).

backup
These backups are as far of as 2008 so we are not sure with which windows backup apps was used.

Please advice on restoring these backups in a Windows 10 computer in specific folders.
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Last  night we left running a "Create a system image" in our Windows 10 computer (see  below pix).

w10image
This morning we went to disconnect the USB external drive and found that folders were created but no data.  We ran WinDirStat to see the folders contents and only folders were created (see pix below).

 wimage-folders
With the  above said, we have been creating image of various  computers prior last night; when checking their contents, we noticed  same problem,  folders created but  no image data found.

Please advice on,

  • Why the windows backup didn't create the actual image data (if possible)?
  • How to properly create an image of Windows 10 computer?
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I have setup Windows Home Server with an X510 Data Vault for a desktop PC and a laptop.
There is a separate user account for each computer and the back up function works overnight as configured.

Problem:
1. The Homeserver computer shows up in Network under Computers on the laptop but not on the desktop.
2. When I attempt to Restore or View files from a backup from the desktop, the Opening backup: stalls at 79%.

Objective:
1. to be able to view Homeserver in Network under computers.
2. To be able to Restore or View files from a backup on the desktop.

Thanks,
Greg
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I am looking for a command that will tell me in the whole host if I have the rights to the entire file system , if any files have changed in the last one minute or 5 minutes

I thank you very very much in advance and will reward pts right away !!!!
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Hi everyone:
                        i need to restore a file on the same location and when i execute the restore i got this message:

restore  "/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/ProcSrv01/config/cells/vwsapautestwkfNode01Cell/wim/config/authz/wim-rolemapping.xml"  -latest

ANR2020E RESTORE: Invalid parameter - /USR/IBM/WEBSPHERE/APPSERVER/PROFILES/PROCSRV01/CONFIG/CELLS/VWSAPAUTESTWKFNODE01CELL/WIM/CONFIG/AUTHZ/WIM-ROLEMAPPING.XML.
ANS8001I Return code 3.


Any idea? This is urgent,  Thanks in advance.
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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.